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Turkish FM Urges Iran To Transparently Investigate Terrorist Attack On Azerbaijani Embassy

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 30. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye Mevlut Cavusoglu urged Iran to conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran, trend reports.

'We expect Iran to thoroughly investigate the attack and exchange data on the matter with Azerbaijan. On the other hand, if there is any force or forces behind the person who committed this terrorist act, they should also be brought to justice. Türkiye extends once again condolences to fraternal Azerbaijan and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded,' he said.

An armed attack took place at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Iran on January 27, 2023, at about 8:30 (GMT+4). The gunman turned out to be a man in his 50's, who drove up to the administrative building, armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.

Earlier reports from the Chief of Tehran police said there were two children in the car with the gunman, the security camera footage released later proved the man was alone. He entered the building after briefly waving hand to the Iranian security guard outside. No attempts were made to detain the gunman, as he freely entered the embassy. The man managed to kill head of the security service and wounding two embassy guards. The shooter was eventually detained. The incident is currently being investigated.

Following the deadly assault, Azerbaijan evacuated its officials from the embassy, including those who suffered as a result of the attack and completely suspended the work of the embassy in Tehran.


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